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Ground crew and pilot with a P-38F Lightning serial number 43-2136 HV+X "Dear John" of the 27th FS 1st FG MTO.
Center is Sgt Don Brenden and right is Capt Edward Newbury.

IWM catalogue record

This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

Ground personnel with a P-38 Lightning (serial number 43-266) in the Mediterranean Theatre of Operations.



  • 1st Fighter Group

    1st Fighter Group

    The 1st Fighter Group were initially deployed to Britain in the summer of 1942 as part of Operation Bolero. After shuttling through a number of different bases in the UK, the Group was reassigned to the Twelfth Air Force in September 1942 and supported...

  • 27th Fighter Squadron


  • 43-2136 Dear John

    P-38 Lightning
    Flown by Capt Edward Newbury. Lost on Feb 10, 1944 with pilot 2Lt Tom Collier KIA


Date Contributor Update
16 May 2022 07:00:51 Emily Changes to collection

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